Jun 4, 2014 3:29 PM by KATC
An Opelousas man was arrested Tuesday night for possessing a stolen handgun.
Opelousas Police observed Kenneth Manuel, 18, acting suspiciously around East Jefferson Street and St. Cyr Avenue. When officers approached, they noticed a small handgun in his waistband. Manuel reportedly tried to run from the officer and was apprehended shortly after.
When officers searched the area, they found a handgun and later learned that it was reported stolen during a vehicle burglary in Lafayette.
Manuel was arrested for illegal carrying of a weapon, resisting an officer and possession of a stolen firearm.
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